Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Braised chicken with Fungus

Braised chicken with Fungus 云耳金针菜焖鸡

Chicken thigh, fungus (dried) 云耳, day lily (dried) 金针菜, garlic

1. Cut the whole chicken thigh into pieces of desired size, marinade with light soy sauce, dark soy sauce & sesame oil.
2. Prepare the fungus & day lily (soaked with warm water for half an hour, fungus cut or tear into smaller piece, day lily to remove the tip & tie a knot in center)
3. Fried crushed garlic till fragrant, add in the marinated chicken pieces, fried for a while and add in the fungus &
4. Add in water and cover the wok, let the chicken cook for a few minutes.
5. Add in some "Shao Xing" cooking wine (绍兴酒) to enhance the taste, however, this is optional.
6. Thicken the gravy by adding corn flour & water mixture(勾芡)& it's done.

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